2017 Reentry Workshops

  1. Technology Part 1, June 28, 2017: SADO partnered with the Detroit Public Library for the first workshop. The library employees presented on internet safety and online job searches. After the workshop, the attendees had an opportunity to gather and discuss their experiences while sharing a meal. 

  2. Support Group Roundtable, August 16, 2017: Attendees shared their experiences since release, which included stories of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. The group discussed the need for a strong support network of and for returning citizens. 

  3. Technology Part 2, September 6, 2017: SADO's Programmer Eric Buchanan presented on various technology issues, including internet safety, security, and privacy, and social network services. 

  4. Career Readiness, October 25, 2017: Professor Matthew Smith from the University of Michigan School of Social Work spoke to attendees about interviewing and job readiness. Attendees practiced job interviewing through a virtual interviewing simulation program. Attendees also worked on job applications. 

  5. Budgeting and Financing, November 7, 2017: Project Reentry team member Alison Brokke spoke to attendees about creating and managing a budget, cutting expenses, opening a bank account, writing checks, and credit vs. debit. Attendees had the opportunity to share their own money management experiences and shared useful tips with each other. 

  6. Life Mapping, December 13, 2017: Anna Kohn, community leader, talked to attendees about goal setting, life mapping, follow through, strategic planning, and long and short term vision setting. Attendees learned techniques and strategies for achieving success in personal, social, and professional settings.
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